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Huawei announces 5G trial in Vancouver

Chinese networking giant Huawei has unveiled an urban trial of 5G wireless-to-the-home (WttX) customer premises equipment (CPE) in Vancouver in partnership with Canadian carrier Telus. The trials, which began in early December, are taking place in Huawei and Telus’ 5G Living Lab and in the homes of Vancouver-based Telus staffers, using global 3GPP 5G standards as well as 28GHz millimetre-wave ...

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Intel bug bounty program expands with more rewards

Intel on Wednesday announced it’s changing its bug bounty program from an invitation-only program to public. The chipmaker also introduced a new program focused on side channel vulnerabilities, in the wake of Meltdown and Spectre attacks. Security researchers who find side channel vulnerabilities can earn an award up to $250,000, Intel said. The program runs through Dec. 31, 2018. For ...

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What ZTX means for vendors and users

Video: How major cloud vendors stack up in 2018 Let me start by saying I am a huge fan of Zero Trust. The framework’s intrinsic value to security and business processes is readily evident to those who explore how it benefits their security needs. Read also: Forrester Research: What we see coming for the channel in 2018 However, if we’re ...

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Citing risks but no evidence, US intel chiefs warn against using Huawei, ZTE phones

Video: China’s 10 best-selling smartphones Paranoia will destroy us Why Chinese tech isn’t spying on Americans The notion that the Chinese government would spy on corporations and our agencies with electronic devices manufactured by Chinese companies is not only absurd but would be catastrophic to furthering their ambitions in world trade. Read More Huawei is in third place in global ...

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Google: We’re about to turn on Chrome’s partial ad blocker against disruptive ads

Video: How to make Google Chrome faster: Five tips Google will this week turn on its partial Chrome ad blocker, which will stop showing ads on sites repeatedly flagged for irritating advertising. In line with what Google told developers in December, Google confirmed that Chrome will start blocking ads on some websites on February 15. Google of course makes its ...

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Cloudflare emerges triumphant in Blackbird patent lawsuit

Kurt Bauschardt US judges have dismissed a case against Cloudflare brought forward by Blackbird over what may be considered nothing more than a weaponized patent. On Tuesday, cloud services provider Cloudflare revealed that the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has dismissed Blackbird’s case against Cloudflare. Blackbird Technologies says the company offers “a unique opportunity for ...

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​South Korea seeks transparency, rules out cryptocurrency trading ban

South Korea will seek to increase transparency in cryptocurrency trading by stamping out illegal activities, the Blue House, the country’s equivalent to the US White House, has said. The nation will prioritize transparency in trading of virtual currency within the boundaries of the current law, and block illegal and unfair activities, but ruled out banning trading. It will also continue ...

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Microsoft brings Scale-Up to Sydney’s new startup hub

Sydney Startup Hub (Image: NSW government) The New South Wales government has officially opened its Startup Hub in Sydney, with Microsoft announced as one of the main tenants. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian opened the hub on Wednesday morning, saying that it will house 2,500 entrepreneurs and create thousands of job opportunities across the whole of the state. “NSW we know ...

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Cornerstone’s Q4 falls short of expectations

Cornerstone said its plan to boost margins and revenue growth is going well, but the company’s fourth quarter results fell short of expectations. The company reported a fourth quarter net loss of $9 million, or 16 cents a share, on revenue of $132 billion, up 21 percent from a year ago. On a non-GAAP basis, Cornerstone reported earnings of 19 ...

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Fitbit buys startup Twine Health to grow health services, revenue

Fitbit just announced that it’s acquired a small Boston-based software startup called Twine Health. Twine Health offers a HIPAA-compliant health coaching platform that aims to help users improve health outcomes. The platform is also pitched as a way for workplace health providers to lower healthcare costs by encouraging users to manage chronic conditions and make lifestyle changes alongside teams of ...

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